Update from CEO Scott Hudson on Sydney Derby incident

Dear Wanderers members and fans,

Following on from my letter earlier in the week, I wanted to provide an update on the incident at the Sydney Derby last Saturday night.

We have now met with senior representatives from NSW Police and Venues NSW to discuss issues around match day, as well as their response to our request in overturning several bans from our passionate active supporter group.

Following this meeting, we can confirm that three of the bans have been suspended by Venues NSW, while the two remaining bans will be subject to further review after written submissions are received.

As a further outcome, we have committed along with NSW Police and Venues NSW to ongoing discussions around all aspects of our match day operations, and we would like to acknowledge the constructive conversations that have taken place so far. 

Whilst this is a step in the right direction, there is still a lot of work to be done in ensuring that our members and fans have a safe matchday experience. 

Rest assured, we will continue to stand in solidarity with our members and fans on this issue. 

We will provide further updates when we have more information to share. 

Scott Hudson
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO